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Of Love for Breakfast and Films

I do love breakfast as much as i love feature films!
Last night hubby and i watched 500 Days of Summer and i LOVED IT!


Hubby knows how i appreciate odd movies and this really hits the spot! *snicker* This first feature film of Marc Webb which was entered in the 2009 Sundance Festival is for me, wonderfully made! Hey, but that’s just me and my queer taste…

I just adore the lines in this movie!

This is a story of boy meets girl.

The boy, Tom Hanson of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he’d never truly be happy until the day he met “the one.”
This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total misreading of the movie ‘The Graduate’.

The girl, Summer Finn of Chennicok, Michigan, did not share this belief.
Since the disintegration of her parents’ marriage, she’d only loved two things;
The first was her long, dark hair.
The second was how easily she could cut it off, and feel nothing.

Tom meets Summer on January eighth.
He knows, almost immediately, she is who he’s been searching for.

This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront…
This is not a love story.

There’s only two kinds of people in the world. There’s women, and there’s men. Summer Finn was a woman. Height : average. Weight : average. Shoe Size : slightly above average. For all intents and purposes, Summer Finn : just another girl. Except she wasn’t. To wit, in 1998, Summer quoted a song by the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian in her high school yearbook. “Color my life with the chaos of trouble.” The spike in Michigan sells of their album “The Boy with the Arab Strap” continues to puzzle industry analysts. Summer’s employment at the daily freeze during the summer of her sophomore year coincided with an inexplicable 212% increase in revenue. Every apartment Summer rented at an average rate of 9.2% below market value, and her roundtrip commute to work averaged 18.4 double-takes per day. It was a rare quality, this “Summer effect.” Rare, yet something every post-adolescent male has encountered at least once in their lives. For Tom Hanson to find it now in a city of 400,00 offices, 91,000 commercial buildings, and 3.8 million people, well that could only be explained by one thing: fate.

Summer and Tom go out and see a film. She starts crying as she sees the ending of The Graduate, as Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross escape a wedding and their looks of joy and excitement slowly vanish. Summer tells Tom that she’s exhausted and wants to sleep, but Tom convinces her to go get pancakes with him.

Now, this is where the story takes a turn and i wouldn’t want to spoil it for those who have not seen the movie but i just wanted to show you what ran through my mind, aside from the obvious, when this scene was shown

Those who follow this blog know that i love to eat, but truly my favorite meal would have to be breakfast.


It having to do with the fact that any breakfast meal would seem incomplete without sunny side up eggs might have something to do with it…

Go watch the film and let me know what you think of it!

Synopsis from The Internet Movie Database
Photos from Tumblr
Pancake, eggs, sausage and bacon from Denny’s LV
Steak and eggs from a secret restaurant my sister treated us to

December 2, 2009 - Posted by | Cine, Gastronomic experience, Meandering | ,

18 Comments »

  1. I love the film! I love breakfast too! Promise, after watching it, I wanted to have Summer Finn’s unruly yet cute hairdo. ;D

    Comment by cza | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. Huge breakfast fan here! I watched the movie on a plane last week. We enjoyed it.

    Comment by Lori | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. I had a “nye!? kainis” moment at the end of the movie. Tt was a nice but cruel movie. My day is not complete without a heavy breakfast. Ma-late na wag lang ma-skip ang almusal! LoL

    Comment by ingrid | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. i still havent seen 500 days of summer. i should really put that in my weekend to do list!

    Comment by Iya Santos | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks for the visit :-)…and thank you for taking pictures of me during the blog awards!

    I saw the movie…and I liked it a lot…it is sweet and sour…just like love! ;-)

    Comment by Sidney | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  6. Haven’t seen this film yet but have heard quite a bit about it! As soon as classes are over, I’m going to rent as many movies as possible and not open a notebook for 3 months!! 8-)

    Comment by Tangled Noodle | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  7. Hi cza! i felt the same way you did, after the movie i kind of wanted bangs! hehehe!
    Hi ingrid and Sidney! love is nice and cruel, sweet and sour…so true!
    Hi Iya and Tangled Noodle, go and see the movie, its great if you have an open mind to content and presentation =)

    Comment by mrs lavendula | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  8. I wasn’t able to catch this flick. T_____T I’m now praying for an ASAP DVD release.

    Those breakfasts look scrumptious, btw. :)

    Comment by Midge | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  9. i LOVE THIS movie too!!:)

    Comment by shalum | December 3, 2009 | Reply

  10. okay so i will be an “opposite” in this post. i looove happy endings and i’m not a fan of this film. yeah, a modern relationship and true to life situation has been applied. i don’t know. ako lang ata ang hindi nka love sa movie na to hehe ;P

    Comment by dyanie | December 4, 2009 | Reply

  11. hi Shalum! Thanx for visiting our site! Hope to see you again. =)

    hi dyanie, don’t worry you’re not the only person i’ve talked to who doesn’t like the movie! just yesterday a friend of mine got into a silly discussion! hehehe!

    Comment by mrs lavendula | December 4, 2009 | Reply

  12. Sad movie ending, but still good just the same. Hello, thanks for dropping by my blog ;)

    Comment by ajay | December 4, 2009 | Reply

  13. we missed this movie, or is it still showing? we just watched a christmas carol yesterday, granting what else but my son’s request. but i have heard and read good raves about 500 days of summer. we’ll watch it on dvd soon if it’s released.

    Comment by docgelo | December 5, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi doc! how was a christmas carol? i’ve been hearing mixed reviews but i really want to watch it.

      Comment by mrs lavendula | December 6, 2009 | Reply

  14. I loooooooove this movie! I liked the fact that it depicts reality- that people and feelings change, that we need to accept things no matter how painful they are and that life goes on whether we like it or not.

    I love Summer’s hair. If only my hairdresser can make me look like her. ;-D

    Comment by dyosa | December 7, 2009 | Reply

    • hi dyosa, that makes 3 of us (you me and cza!) hahaha!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  15. i love this movie too! i feel for tom… ramdam ko ang pain nya nung malaman nyang hindi sya love ni summer as much as he loves her :(

    i love your breakfast too!

    Comment by anne | December 10, 2009 | Reply

    • hi anne! that bench scene was heart wrenching!!! thanks for dropping by our blog =) hope to see you here again!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | December 13, 2009 | Reply


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